Category Archives: news

Right to Die

Euthanasia

You may have seen across social media that in the news a judge in the UK ruled that a man could exercise his right to “control the end of his life” if he needed to have a stoma. I will include both links to the news stories and I can only speak from my own […]

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2018

Crohns and Colitis awareness week 2018

You may have noticed across social media that this week is Crohn’s and Colitis awareness week; both of these are forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and make up a substantial amount of the ostomates in the world. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about what each one is according to the medical […]

World Ostomy Day 2018

World ostomy day 2018

Every year the world comes together to raise awareness for all ostomies, their many diverse reasons, ages groups and hopefully try to remove the stigma one person at a time. We as ostomates aren’t alone in trying to do this; the companies that work within the ostomy sector, charities and bloggers all do something too! […]

Better Bowels and Beyond – A Review

Better bowels and beyond a review

Did you know that our lovely Lorraine had written a book on the bowels, based on her professional background as a dietitian and her personal experiences with her son Samir who has Crohn’s disease. I thought it would be interesting to read from the point of view of someone who has suffered with Irritable Bowel […]

What Is The Difference Between CA, IA And UA?

CA, IA and UA differences

Coming into the world of being an ostomate can be quite a scary thing and knowing what information can be trusted on the vast pages of the internet definitely doesn’t help! But there are organisations out there that you can take their words as gospel and they relate directly to each specific stoma… Ileostomy and […]